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Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830-2253
607.937.5371
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Corning
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass... more » Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass exhibits, and stunning glass art collections. « less
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Oshawa, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Arrived just as the museum was opening. The gift shop is right at the entrance and was huge. We had a great time enjoying all of the offerings and were impressed they carried so many unique pieces by local artists and provided a bio on them. The museum itself was much larger than I expected with some really amazing glass... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We're suckers for glass and glass museums. This is one of the best, and that list includes Venice and Murano. Especially strong collection of contemporary works and also Tiffany. Expect to spend all day, especially when the addition is done next year!

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Manchester, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped here while driving down to Niagara Falls. Glad we made the trip. My family really enjoyed the visit. It has great museum which has years of history of glass making. They gave a very nice demo of glass making.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We had a great day at the Corning Glass Museum. What a fabulous centre to study the history of glass. We really appreciated the contemporary glass exhibition as well the curated sections on various glass designers. Lunch facilities were good.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are also glad that you made the trip! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the contemporary art; stay tuned for more exhibit space coming in March! Thanks again for taking the time to visit and review! More

Philadelphia, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I both thought the Museum was AMAZING! We thought it was going to be a factory tour of Corning ware basically. But...they have glass from today all the way back to 2000 BC. Beautifu layout, wonderful progression and enjoyable shows! They are even expanding! We can't wait to go back next year!

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you sharing your expectations compared to your experiences. It's wonderful to hear that you spent some quality time with each other and our collection. We look forward to seeing you again soon; feel free to bring some friends with you to Corning and The Southern Finger Lakes! More

Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit! The display of glass works is amazing. Also, there are demonstrations of glassblowing and molding. You can take a class in glassblowing, but make sure you will be there for an extra day, because you can't take your creation home until a day later.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I'm not sure if you visited with friends or with your SuperGrandchildren but it sounds like you had a great time. We hope you sign up for a glassmaking class the next time you visit - remember we can always ship your creation home for you. Thanks again for spending time at our museum during... More

Pittston, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

So much to see, the glass shows were very interesting as well. The low cost to get in was attractive as well.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for reviewing your experience. It sounds like you found value in your investment to explore the art, history, and science of glass. Thanks again for visiting! More

bangalore
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The process of glass making was very interesting. Many of tourists in our tour bus felt the entry fee was high at, I think, $ 16 per person. Being my first visit, I was fascinated by the riot of colors in glass. And, of course, the amazingly various things made from glass, like, jewelry, flowers, watches, crockery, etc. You name... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit! It sounds like you found the glass in the GlassMarket to be of museum quality; there are many beautiful pieces for sale. I hope you were able to get to our collection galleries spanning 35 centuries of glass art and history. With your admission ticket you had full access to the galleries and demonstrations... More

New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is really four museums in one: a museum of the history of glass, from ancient Egyptian times to the present; a museum of the technology of glass, including optic fiber and an unused blank from the Mount Palomar telescope; a contemporary art gallery of glass; and an area where they have rotating exhibits. And this doesn't even include the... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your visits to our attraction. It sounds like the highlights of your visits are the presentation of information, whether it was by a person (our Explainer Staff) or by the displays arranged by our curators. It sounds like you appreciate the work from contemporary artists even if you're most interested in... More

Mountain View, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was the highlight of a family trip we took out to NY state. The museum is amazing. I would say it has three "categories" of things to see: (1) Glass workshop where you can participate in making glass objects (pendants, flowers, pumpkins); (2) A historical collection of glass going back to ancient times all the way to present day;... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review! We are happy to have been included in your Upstate New York itinerary and to have made the cut for the revisit short list. We hope the next time you visit that you leverage your 2 day admisson ticket. As you know, making your own glass on the first day is a great... More

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